Mr. Mead, you are truly forward looking. I mean that.
your undergraduate years should be a time when you can experiment with different ideas and voices without undue fear that intellectual and political opinions you express on the web at 19 will be brought up at future job interviews or indeed Senate confirmation hearings many years hence.
You have zero privacy, anyway. Get over it.”
Trying to protect your charges from this reality is to fail to prepare them for the world in which they will live. Heck, their genomes will become a matter of public record. It’s is a far, far different world from that in which we lived. Let’s hope they’re up to it. Let’s hope Liberalism 5.0 is up to it.
And where’s the preview function?
Let the great experiment begin. Some reading list! I wonder what the reaction of the chattering classes will be; WRM is too well respected a figure to ignore and his work on this site may be the beginning of new direction in American intellectual life.In education, tunnel vision and political correctness inhibit many important topics and approaches from being discussed. On with the revolution.
As I am too much of a Luddite to figure out how to get thru with comments I am inaugurating this test to try and get a response from “Via”.
I believe WRM is one of todays most important internet mass media thinkers and would love to particpate (if I can figure your [dratted — ed] system out)
“At Bard I am happy to say we have “Political Studies” instead of “Political Science”; the more modest title recognizes the limits of the discipline.”
“Political economy” would be even better. 🙂